I think he suffered an injury in the Hurricanes Hunters v Crusaders Knights late last month.
He has changed clubs in Hawke's Bay from Hastings RS to Central HB this year.
Yes, his absence from the team to play the Chiefs is a bit odd considering the trouble they have gone to get him from overseas.
He was available for selection against the Highlanders last weekend, so he's not been picked now for the first two matches he could have played in.
@Donsteppa Unfortunately my main experience of Chiefs fans is here on thesilverfern...
An Australian team over locals. I’d even take a deep breath and support Hawke’s Bay against the West Islanders.
And that’s after seeing a group in Hawke’s Bay jerseys turn up at Baypark to cheer for Southland against the Steamers. And then Southland bloody won. FFS...
Wasn't me Donsteppa - honest!